Motorcycle Riders

BARRY AND ANDREA COLEMAN

The job of fixing the African health-care system takes more than physicians and politicians. If you really want to get the continent onto its feet, it's increasingly clear that you should also have a good motorcycle mechanic on hand. In a land where roads are often busted, rutted or simply nonexistent, nothing beats a bike for getting medicine to the people and people to the hospital. And nothing beats Riders for Health for seeing to it that that job gets done.

The problem of mobility is often overlooked by health-care planners wrestling with African epidemics, but it's one that consumes Barry...

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